Art, Arboreta, and Estates of Honolulu
Please join SBMA in Honolulu on a tour planned and accompanied by Lisa Benshea, who has been with SBMA Travel for 16 years. Lisa was born and raised in Honolulu and she carefully considered each aspect of this program, in hopes that it showcases an insider view of favorite places in order to enrich your experience of her hometown. There isn’t an accompanying scholar throughout—the hosts and leaders at the homes, museums, and palaces will be our experts.
~ A visit to Shangri La, the Honolulu estate built by tobacco heiress Doris Duke in the
late 1930s to house the Islamic art collection that she assembled over sixty years.
Private tours at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Bishop Museum, and the Hawaii State Art
~ Invitations to see an important collection of paintings and Hawaiian artifacts in the
collector’s home and to an artist’s home featuring his own beautiful work and that of
other local artists for a reception and opportunity to view his James Turrell piece timed
~ Visits to three former homes, two palaces of Hawaiian Royalty—`Iolani Palace and
Queen Emma Summer Palace—and the Liljestrand House, one of the finest examples of
mid-century Hawaiian modern architecture.
~ Welcome Dinner at the Halekulani and Farewell Dinner at the Outrigger Canoe Club.
To secure your space, please fill out the reservation form at the end of the attached brochure or call Lisa at SBMA Travel at 805-884-6436 on Mondays or Thursdays to reserve by phone with a credit card. You may also reserve with the Travel Program Assistant, HeeSoo Lee, who is in the office part-time each day except Thursdays, at 805-884-6431.